PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Clara in 2012, Central Coast Region

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2012, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2012, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Santa Clara

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Clara
Greg Van Wassenhove
1553 Berger Dr., Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112-2795
Phone:408-918-4600
Fax: 408-286-2460
Email: santa.clara@era.co.scl.ca.us
Web: http://www.sccgov.org/site/0,4760,ccid%253D105878,00.html

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Clara in 2012


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 899,127 1.67 18,870 273,017
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 237,778 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 237,317 250.1 952.0 949.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 44,650 5.56 2,332 8,017
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 28,787 257.0 113.0 112.0
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 25,435 1.39 3,052 3,183
Uses: Herbicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (401, 2045, 765, 763, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 21,485 2.79 2,092 4,709
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 19,678 0.19 2,913 4,121
Uses: Insecticide
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 15,750 - - -
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Yes 15,469 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Mineral oil, refined (3846, 2601, 2106, 2768, 1641)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 14,189 4.11 1,990 3,379
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 13,566 1.09 - 458.7
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential, Botanical Not Listed 11,160 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 11,063 86.1 111.8 126.8
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Yes 10,410 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 10,341 1.46 799.4 771.5
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 9,707 1.45 3,065 4,596
Uses: Fungicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 9,071 117.2 102.0 77.4
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,388 32.7 164.1 256.2
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 8,386 14.9 - 564.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 5,180 0.28 651.6 1,632
Uses: Herbicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 5,114 1.52 1,779 2,430
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 5,046 0.57 4,446 6,994
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 4,131 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Copper sulfate (pentahydrate) (161)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 4,092 0.19 213.8 75.5
Uses: Algaecide, Fungicide, Insecticide, Water Treatment, Molluscicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,600 0.23 5,480 13,367
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap/Surfactant
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 3,462 2.41 214.7 59.4
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Oleic acid, ethyl ester (3933)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 3,457 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,420 1.32 1,566 2,355
Uses: Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 3,391 1.65 1,715 1,705
Uses: Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 3,245 1.39 - 345.0
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 3,124 4.13 876.0 742.0
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 2,750 0.17 5,387 6,667
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 2,704 0.53 488.0 364.0
Uses: Herbicide
Fipronil (3995)
Pyrazole Not Listed 2,636 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,389 0.71 2,216 3,009
Uses: Insecticide
Glyphosate, dimethylammonium salt (5972)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 2,318 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 2,250 1.12 1,617 1,897
Uses: Insecticide
Propamocarb hydrochloride (4022)
Other Carbamate Not Listed 2,111 0.95 2,136 2,215
Uses: Fungicide
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 2,077 1.56 255.0 172.4
Uses: Herbicide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis, strain AM 65-52 (5841)
Microbial Not Listed 1,982 2.47 7.30 5.61
Uses: Insecticide
Potassium bicarbonate (5037)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,750 2.16 350.4 809.7
Uses: Fungicide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,721 2.37 95.0 1.00
Uses: Herbicide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 1,707 0.09 4,508 6,746
Uses: Insecticide
Poly(oxyethylene) (dimethylimino) ethylene (dimethylimino) ethylene dichloride (1576)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,706 6.25 - 48.0
Uses: Microbiocide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,646 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,642 12.7 283.0 128.0
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Flutolanil (2305)
Anilide Not Listed 1,587 - 95.0 -
Uses: Fungicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,585 1.06 199.2 182.2
Uses: Herbicide
Thiabendazole (587)
Benzimidazole Yes 1,584 3.32 - 286.0
Uses: Fungicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Clara in 2012

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
899,127 1.67 18,870 273,017 52,128
Structural Pest Control (10)
279,794 - - - 13,491
Bell Peppers (11003)
274,836 4.27 2,171 64,318 1,892
Landscape (30)
127,033 0.53 201.0 1,482 7,807
Wine Grapes (29143)
49,048 2.35 1,443 20,852 1,518
Tomatoes (11005)
43,059 2.39 816.0 18,037 578
Right of Way (40)
28,174 0.0004 500.0 50.0 715
Strawberries (1016)
11,667 7.09 60.6 1,645 282
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
11,507 5.24 - 2,194 79
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
10,828 0.43 1,405 24,977 2,550
Cherries (5002)
10,704 0.52 1,043 20,729 491
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
7,929 0.63 718.5 12,592 282
Head Lettuce (13045)
5,868 0.50 513.4 11,749 832
Public Health Pest Control (50)
3,639 - - - 154
Celery (29113)
3,605 0.37 334.3 9,876 924
Mushrooms (16003)
3,581 1.95 - 744.6 8,953
Corn (29119)
3,142 0.15 883.0 20,298 923
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
2,937 0.39 1,498 7,499 225
Oranges (2006)
1,636 - - - 44
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
1,483 1.19 179.2 1,248 374
Spinach (13024)
1,464 0.27 655.2 5,404 1,092
Regulatory (100)
1,206 - - - 28
Apricots (5001)
1,185 1.03 178.9 1,148 115
Onions (14011)
1,014 0.86 104.0 1,169 93
Oats (29125)
965.8 0.29 1,463 3,335 98
Ornamental Turf (33008)
960.0 0.18 390.0 5,244 53
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
946.1 0.08 132.2 11,821 1,300
Cabbage (13007)
772.3 0.20 253.5 3,600 569
Greenhouse Plants (153)
767.5 1.49 24.9 510.5 660
Kale (13011)
751.1 1.34 16.3 558.5 141
Cauliflower (13008)
681.4 0.76 133.2 892.6 99
Broccoli (13005)
666.0 0.27 302.1 2,012 173
Dried Beans (15001)
639.9 0.33 320.0 1,917 118
Succulent Beans (15003)
435.7 0.34 404.7 1,287 87
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
421.3 0.13 120.0 3,190 619
Bok Choy (13502)
397.0 0.74 97.4 533.9 242
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
372.2 0.32 41.2 840.5 509
Beans (28001)
357.5 0.38 129.1 931.5 32
Peaches (5004)
340.6 2.64 15.5 129.0 68
Pumpkins (10011)
313.3 0.17 195.5 1,846 49
Carrots (29111)
280.0 - - - 17
Commodity Research (99)
277.6 0.50 133.2 529.7 895
Airports (67001)
275.2 4.30 - 64.0 7
Garlic (14007)
274.5 0.14 240.7 1,935 42
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
267.3 - 90.0 - 674
Radishes (14014)
264.0 - - - 10
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
253.9 0.29 85.0 637.2 1,156
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
173.1 - - - 150
Cucumbers (10010)
172.5 0.22 135.5 787.3 53
Unknown (-1)
165.1 0.39 159.8 424.6 181
 
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.